Higher body mass index is associated with episodic memory deficits in young adults

  title={Higher body mass index is associated with episodic memory deficits in young adults},
  author={Lucy G Cheke and Jon S. Simons and Nicola S. Clayton},
  booktitle={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
Obesity has become an international health crisis. There is accumulating evidence that excess bodyweight is associated with changes to the structure and function of the brain and with a number of cognitive deficits. In particular, research suggests that obesity is associated with hippocampal and frontal lobe dysfunction, which would be predicted to impact memory. However, evidence for such memory impairment is currently limited. We hypothesised that higher body mass index (BMI) would be… CONTINUE READING
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